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Melbourne City line up against visiting team Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park in the A-League fixture on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Melbourne City are hoping to win again following a 1-3 A-League victory against Perth Glory.
In that match, Melbourne City managed 62% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Melbourne City was Jamie Maclaren (45', 68'). At the other end, Perth Glory had 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Christopher Ikonomidis (31') and Luke Bodnar (36' Own goal) scored for Perth Glory.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Melbourne City haven’t conceded. In fact, City have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 6 goals along the way.
Looking at their past form shows that Melbourne City:
- haven't lost in the league to Brisbane Roar in their last 3 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 6 league matches at home.
Brisbane Roar head into the clash following on from a 2-1 A-League win with the eclipse of Western United in their previous fixture.
In that game, Brisbane Roar had 50% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For Brisbane Roar, goals were scored by Josh Brindell-South (72') and Riku Danzaki (90'). Western United had 16 shots on goal with 6 on target. Lachlan Wales (60') scored for Western United.
A run of hard-working displays by the Brisbane Roar defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their past 6 outings combined. Over that same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 11. However, it remains to be seen if that trend shall be sustained in this upcoming game.
Looking at their past form shows that Brisbane Roar:
- have not emerged victorious against Melbourne City in away games against them for the last 13 matches in the league. A truly shameful run of away results.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 11/01/2019 shows that Melbourne City have won 4 of them & Brisbane Roar 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 19 goals were produced between them in this period, with 12 of them for City and 7 being from The Roar. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The last league match between the two was A-League match day 6 on 29/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Brisbane Roar 0-1 Melbourne City.
The referee was Adam Kersey.
Team News: Melbourne City
Melbourne City boss Patrick Kisnorbo has no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash with a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Brisbane Roar
Due to a completely healthy squad to pick from, Brisbane Roar manager Warren Moon has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
In this game, Melbourne City can and should dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
At the same time, Brisbane Roar may well struggle to score but we can see them scoring as well.
Our selection here is for a 3-1 win for Melbourne City at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AAMI Park (30,050)
Captain: Scott Jamieson
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Patrick Kisnorbo
Competitions: A-League position 1
⭐ Star Player: Craig Noone
Mostly deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Craig Noone was born in Kirkby, England. After making a first senior appearance for Plymouth Argyle in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Midfielder has bagged 5 league goals in the A-League 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 18 appearances.